Hidden in the mountains of the Colombian Cordillera Oriental, between Cundinamarca and Boyacá, is home to the Colombian #emeralds, the most beautiful in the world.
The zone, conformed by the municipalities of #Muzo, in the noroccidente of the department of Boyacá; Gachetá and Gachalá, in the northeast of Cundinamarca; and the Borbur, Coscuez, #Chivor, Peñas Blancas and Otanche mines in Boyacá, concentrates the main deposits of #emeralds in the country that make these precious stones into one of the #main products of export Colombia, with a participation in the #world market 55%
Pre-Columbian #stones with mythological charm
Besides being one of the flagship products of #mining in #Colombia, emeralds are also part of the mythology of our #country.
Legend has it that these precious stones are the tears shed by an indigenous Muisca named Fura for the loss of her beloved Tena. Fura's weeping watered the forests and penetrated the earth to become these beautiful green stones.
The Colombian #emerald has particular characteristics that differentiate it from the others, given by the unique conditions of the subsoil, which makes them more resistant, brighter and more pure and deep tones. For these rare qualities, the Colombian emerald is one of the most desirable gemstones in the #world.#jewerly #colombianemerald #muzoemerald #gemology #jewelry #mountain